Hello Folks!….Well, here it is!….My very first blog in the very first blogging site. Whew…a bit scary and exciting as well. I am entering a new season in my life; a time when life seems to speed up and fly by too fast. I always wanted to write and explore that creative side of myself and now I am! Isn’t Fall the greatest. Call it what you will: Fall, Autumn, leaf-raking time, fireplace using, crispy, delicious time of year. That exciting blood-quickening time of the year that precedes Hallo’ween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. That time that you break out the extra blankets or start putting up the storm windows, if you are in the North East. This is a breather before the frantic rush of Christmas time; a pumpkiny, spicy, lovely time of year. My favorite, as you can tell.
In this “gap” time of year, as in my life, I am reflecting back upon all the crazy and stupid things I may have done in my past so that I can move forward with a fresh spin, so to speak. The 3 month trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina this past Summer is over with its share of adventure, which I will save for another day. Some old friends going and new friends coming in. Who knows for how long. The promises of a new year just around the corner with new possibilities and excitement all its own. The left-over memories, figurative and literal flotsam and jetsam crammed in the corner of the “den” in the apartment. The housecleaning– mental and physical that needs to be done to make room for new experiences, new adventures, a new life.
What is it that makes us pause a moment like the almost endless moment at the top of the roller-coaster before you start your perilous descent? Isn’t that an exciting limitless-possibility moment before you actually enter time-space again. A sort of catch-your-breath time before the screaming starts again and you are rushing pell-mell into the abyss. This is a time where you must develop total trust in the goodness of the Universe. For, without that trust, you would be grabbing on to the scaffolding of that proverbial ride and possibly cause irreparable harm to yourself and others. So, I say to you, Universe: I have fear but I also have trust and I have love…to give and to receive…I have yet these to sustain me…so start this journey again, start this ride….may I profit by this lesson. I am grateful for this time.